Until recently the treatment of toenail fungus has been very difficult due to the location of the fungus both underneath and inside of the nail. It is estimated that 10% of New Zealander’s suffer from unsightly nails that prevent them from feeling comfortable with bare feet or toes in public.
The most common form invades the nail bed and underside of the nail plate.
Due to the location of the infection, topical creams are frequently ineffective for many patients and oral medications lead to health risks with the need for liver enzyme testing. These oral medication are generally only effective in a small percentage of sufferers. Many patients undertake years of ineffective treatment at great expense, all the while suffering in silence and hoping for something better to treat their yellowed, brittle, thickened toenails.
The side effects of toenail fungus include not only the appearance of the infected nails themselves, but the confidence of the patient. The New Zealand weather and culture lends itself to many outdoor activities and this may make sufferers self-conscious about their toes when activities such as pool parties, beach outings or simply getting changed at the gym or getting into bed with their partner. The fear of exposure gnaws at the psyche of the patient and leave them constantly fearful.
Treatment is Now Quick and Simple
Laser treatment of toenail fungus finally offers a clinical proven, FDA cleared solution to this burdensome condition. In a simple procedure, you can be freed from your fears and enjoy clear toes. The treatment involves slight discomfort as the pulses of energy delivered from the laser penetrate through the nail plate and kill the fungus in the nail bed. GLB Medi Spa Rosedale is one of the first Medi Spas to offer this in New Zealand with some excellent results achieved for our patients.
A course of 3 treatments is usually recommended every 3-4 weeks as well as a very simple home care regime to achieve full results. Results and the amount of treatments vary depending on the severity of each individuals case.